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  • Item #: 018126
    ISBN: 9780060936778
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.50
    This book is humorous, and you will probably find yourself laughing out loud at some of the cartoons used to explain the concepts and vocabulary of chemistry. By the same authors as Cartoon Guide to Physics, Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle try to explain some difficult topics and terminology using mnemonics such as silly cartoons, goofy phrases, and wacky conversations. This 250-page book would be a great reference for your visual learners who need something a little extra to go with their chemistry curriculum. It is important to remember that this book doesn't come from a Biblical worldview. Although it doesn't get into theologies, it does include a little bit of crudeness that might not be appreciated by all. This quirky take on chemistry will change your student's outlook on the subject. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
    Retail: $18.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 058936
    ISBN: 9781628737073
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Here is a guide to help boys everywhere enhance their time outdoors. This book is full of detailed explanations and instructions for various activities in the following categories: camping, hunting and fishing, hiking, water sports, winter activities, field science, survival, defensive fighting skills, classic baseball, and a few other things that boys should know (see images on our website for complete listings within these categories). Written in a style reminiscent of turn-of-the-century books, it is also full of black and white illustrations, conversion tables, supply lists, diagrams and charts. A great resource to help parents spend some time with their children! 196 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 042363
    ISBN: 9781583242605
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    I've never been strong in math but this handy reference book makes things simpler with concise descriptions of terms and clear tables, charts, and diagrams to help students understand. About half the book is an actual dictionary, with over 600 terms (from abacus to zero) that are defined and accompanied by a graphic, diagram, or example. Want to know what standard deviation means? Need to figure out what an isosceles trapezoid looks like? Forget which one's the y-intercept? Just consult this book and all your questions will be answered! The second half of the book includes even more useful information and references such as a multiplication table, conversion tables, clarification of formulas, explanations of symbols, and descriptions of a variety of math concepts. Keep this book in reach during your math studies as a great reference and aid! 130 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 040535
    ISBN: 9781877673672
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This practical and unique guide/workbook really does what it says and gives "writing strategies that are as easy as 1-2-3." It uses the theme of three to help students remember good writing techniques. It starts by pointing out the power of three and how it is used in everything from childhood stories to famous speeches to learning strategies and shows how using sets of three in your writing will make it stronger. It also gives guidelines for different aspects of writing, all with just three rules to remember for each aspect of an essay or paper. A few of the topics covered are three steps for brainstorming, three "p's" of a thesis statement, three parts of an essay, three ways to connect paragraphs and sentences, three ways to support topic sentences, three ways to hook the reader in the introduction, three phases of completing a timed writing assignment, and much more. Instruction is conversational, with interesting quotes thrown in to keeps things interesting. Students can either work their way through the book, as it somewhat builds upon itself, or simply pick out particular sections based on their immediate need. The guidelines and examples are great, especially for students who have a tough time remembering good writing techniques and would benefit from a more formulaic writing method. This book doesn't just give guidelines and examples, though; after most informative segments are short but effective "Do It Now" sections that give students practice with the skill or method just taught. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks, identifying more powerful writing from weaker, and of course writing specific sentences or paragraphs based on the guidelines. Overall, this is a great resource for providing easy-to-remember tools and tips to equip students for essay or composition writing, be it a long-term paper, a short essay, a timed writing exam, or anything in the middle. An "Extras" section in the back of the book gives specific tips for students who are taking a timed writing test for a state mandated test or the SAT. Additional planning sheets and examples are given for this purpose. Consumable, but reproducible. 106 pgs, pb, answer key included. - Rachel